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What is a deposit return scheme and why should glass not be included?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the proposed deposit return scheme in Scotland which is currently scheduled to come into effect in 2021. But at Friends of Glass, we realised that a lot of people may not actually know what a deposit return scheme is and how it’ll effect how we recycle our household waste.

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What is a deposit return scheme and why should glass not be included?

The Recycle Week Recap

Last week saw the latest edition of Recycle Now’s annual ‘Recycle Week’ celebration with brands and individuals from around the UK take inspiration from environmental activists, such as David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg, to take recycling back into their own hands.

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The Recycle Week Recap

Recycle Week Case Study: Trerobart Primary School, Pontypridd

This Recycle Week, change is in your hands and our Glass Guardians programme has sparked a number of little acts of activism. Pontypridd’s Trerobart Primary School have learned a whole new world of knowledge through the project.

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Recycle Week Case Study: Trerobart Primary School, Pontypridd

Recycle Week Case Study: Ysgol Maes Y Felin, Holywell

This Recycle Week, change is in your hands and our Glass Guardians programme has sparked a number of little acts of activism. Ysgol Maes Y Felin is keeping it local with their activism after being inspired by Glass Guardians.

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Recycle Week Case Study: Ysgol Maes Y Felin, Holywell

Recycle Week Case Study: Blackwell Primary School, Alfreton

This Recycle Week, change is in your hands and our Glass Guardians programme has sparked a number of little acts of activism. Blackwell Primary School in Alfreton embody that with their Tough Tomatoes environmental action group.

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Recycle Week Case Study: Blackwell Primary School, Alfreton

Recycle Week Case Study: Pensby Primary School, The Wirral

This Recycle Week, change is in our own hands and our Glass Guardians programme has sparked a number of little acts of activism. The second case study comes courtesy of Pensby Primary School in the Wirral.

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Recycle Week Case Study: Pensby Primary School, The Wirral

Friends of Glass support Recycle Week

It’s that time of year again as we celebrate recycling with Recycle Week and both Friends of Glass and British Glass are delighted to be supporting the campaign yet again.

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Friends of Glass support Recycle Week

Recycle Week Case Study: St Helens CoE School, North Devon

This Recycle Week, change is in your hands and our Glass Guardians programme has sparked a number of little acts of activism. We’ll be bringing you an example each day of this week, starting with St Helens school in Devon.

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Recycle Week Case Study: St Helens CoE School, North Devon

Jo’s 162-mile trek beats the weather

Yorkshire woman Jo Moseley has paddleboarded the width of the UK – on canals.

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Jo’s 162-mile trek beats the weather

Waste not want not – freezing food in glass

With plenty of summer fruit and veg around now, this is a good time to save as much as possible of any fresh food you have spare now. And you can save it in spare glass jars

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Waste not want not – freezing food in glass

The best places to receive a ‘Cheers from the Ocean’

To coincide with our current Cheers from the Ocean campaign, we've gathered the best places from around the world you can experience your very own thank you from our beautiful oceans.

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The best places to receive a ‘Cheers from the Ocean’

Life in the ocean wave with Friends of Glass

It’s life in the ocean wave this summer for lucky schoolchildren with the UK’s Ocean Conservation Trust thanks to the international Friends of Glass environmental programme ‘Ocean Squad’ -  which has sold out.

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Life in the ocean wave with Friends of Glass
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